This course was given at the Milarepa Center, Vermont on December 6-8, 2013.
Questioning Appearances: How To Meditate On Emptiness
The Buddha taught that all our suffering comes from a misunderstanding of the way that things exist -- the way things exist and the way they appear is discordant for us. Emptiness describes this ultimate nature of all existing things, but this concept of emptiness is easily misunderstood.
Join us for an exploration of this extremely fundamental and important Buddhist concept. This course will include an explanation of selflessness, or emptiness, as it is taught in the Middle-Way Consequence School and will emphasize meditation instructions and practice, as penetrating the illusion that keeps us
trapped in cyclic existence can only be experienced in deep meditation.
This class will be taught at an intermediate
level, so students must have had some introduction to basic Buddhist principles, preferably the lamrim (stages of the path) teachings.
How to See Yourself As You Really Are
by His Holiness the Dalai Lama